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Homemade Italian Sauce Recipe
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Homemade Italian Sauce

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"Sauce like mom used to make. Serve over your favorite pasta. Classic red sauce with onion, mushrooms and garlic."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 50 mins


  1. In a blender chop the whole tomatoes with juice and garlic until chunky. In a medium size pot, heat oil on medium high heat. Put onion and mushroom in and saute for about 5 minutes.
  2. Place in pot the blended tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, chopped green peppers, oregano and basil. Bring to boil, then lower to medium low, cover and stir periodically. Cook and reduce about 1 to 2 hours or to your liking.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 06, 2005

This sauce was very good and easy, however I did skip the green pepers, and added meat and it still turned out good. Thanks for sharing your recipe, my family loved it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 23, 2009

I was SUPER excited to try this recipe after reading the reviews, but I HAD to have done something wrong. Though I did follow it to a "T". The sauce was very very bitter! It was also very bland... which surprised me. I tried adding some sugar and some other seasonings to help but nothing could rescue it. My family liked it and they ate it, and my husband said he liked it(though I think he was just being sweet), but I personally couldn't stand it. I think I might try making it once more... but as it stands right now this was a total let down for me :^(

May 09, 2007

Delicious! My boyfriend loved this sauce. I was so angry because the mushrooms I had went bad, so I had to leave them out. The sauce was great without them, though!

Jun 03, 2003

This is such an easy recipe! It came out wonderful and I used the sauce for eggplant parmigiana. Thank you for sharing!

Feb 19, 2008

This sauce was excellent and very fresh tasting. I added some water to make it a little thinner. It was to thick for my taste. Also I added a few packets of sugar to make it a little more sweet. A few extra added spices and this was perfect. I will never buy jarred pasta sauce again.

Feb 14, 2006

I love this sauce. I didn't have mushrooms, but improvised with a small amount of brown sugar, minced garlic and lean ground beef. It is an excellent foundational recipe for Italian dishes.

Nov 17, 2006

Taste exactly what my Mom used to make. Ah! the memories...She is gone now. But I can finally recreate her recipe thanks to you...It was marvelous.

Aug 04, 2006

This is a delicious sauce recipe. I omitted the mushrooms but it turned out well. I added a pound of ground beef I had sauteed with spices and had a delicious meat sauce to serve over pasta. Thanks.


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  • Calories
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 9.8 g
  • 39%
  • Protein
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 755 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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